Rockets: 4 trades to send Victor Oladipo to the Hawks
Houston Rockets trade package #4.
The Rockets have been on a mission to add draft capital, which could come in handy in the future. Other star players around the league could possibly become available in the offseason, such as Karl Anthony-Towns, Zach LaVine, and Bradley Beal, depending on which direction their respective franchises choose to go in.
In this deal, the Rockets would get a boatload of draft picks, as they would get a first-round pick in next year’s draft and three future second-round picks. The Hawks would have to give up Kris Dunn and Tony Snell to clear the salaries and make way for Oladipo’s incoming $21 million.
The Rockets would be free from Snell’s contract at the end of the season, as he’s on an expiring deal. As for Dunn, he has a player option for 2021-22, which will pay him just $5 million.
Dunn could possibly exercise this option, as he’s been unable to suit up this season and likely wouldn’t get more money per year on the open market. For the Rockets, such a possibility isn’t a bad one, as Dunn is still just 27-years-old and made 35.4 percent of his threes in 2018-19, while also averaging 11.3 points as a starter.
For Atlanta, getting rid of this amount of capital would also make sense, as Oladipo would be a formidable backcourt mate with Trae Young. And even if the Hawks were to lose out on Oladipo at the end of the season, they wouldn’t have given up any major assets.
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